Chicago White Sox: Three Players To Be Excited For In Second Half

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Dylan Cease

The third player to keep an eye on is another guy the White Sox acquired from the Chicago Cubs in the Jose Quintana trade, and that is Dylan Cease. This is another key guy to the present and future of this organization. He made his MLB debut last Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers and had a really good outing for his first Major League appearance. He rose through the ranks of the White Sox organization over the last couple seasons and now he is here.

Things aren’t going to go perfect for him in the second half. All that matters is that when he does struggle, he finds ways to get out of it and show he can be a great pitcher in this rotation. He has the stuff and velocity to be a top end of the rotation guy, and if Michael Kopech and Carlos Rodon come back and be their old selves this could be an awesome rotation.

It isn’t a coincidence that he got his first nod against a team like the Tigers who have struggled this season and his next start will be against the Kansas City Royals who have struggled just as much if not more. This will be his first road start in his big league career so we will be interested to see how it goes.

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The White Sox are expecting big things from Cease so the second half of this season will be very important for his development. If he has a good showing, the leash will come off and he will be relied on a lot in 2020. It will be interesting to see if he gets any starts against elite teams in the second half. Those are the situations that will be good for him, as there is a lot of great talented hitters that he will need to face throughout his career. Keep an eye on Cease to see if he can be as good in the second half as we think he will be.